On behalf of the members of the Inverness City Area Committee it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 2017 Inverness Events and Festivals programme.
Our Inverness Common Good Fund sponsored programme features a wide range of events organised by the Highland Council and a variety of partners based in our community and it continues to grow in terms of its size and its reputation with every passing year.
Starting with the Inverness Half Marathon in March, 2015 includes traditional events such as the Inverness Highland Games and the Kirking of the Council; unique events such as our Halloween Show on Ness Islands and our Hogmanay Show The Red Hot Highland Fling; and exciting new events such as Bryan Adams and Olly Murs concerts in July.
Particular thanks are due to all our sponsors for their much appreciated support and I should also like to thank the Highland Council staff and members of the Inverness Events and Festivals Working Group for their work behind the scenes. Last but not least I would like to thank all the performers, participants and volunteers for their contribution towards making this a such a successful programme.
I very much hope that you and your family and friends will be able to enjoy some of the many activities and events on offer in the City of Inverness this year.
Councillor Helen Carmichael
Provost and Leader of the City of Inverness and Area